Mike’s Mix at the Midwest Freestyle Championships – Whitewater Kayaking
Mike’s Mix visited the Whitewater Kayak Midwest Freestyle Championships this weekend in Wausau, WI. My first memories of Wausau were from 30 years ago when as a youngster my family and I visited my aunt who lived in a little rural town called Bevent. Wausau was the closest city and we would visit to restock […]
How do you separate the proteins from the rest of the carbs in your vegan protein?
With the introduction of our new Vegan Protein, we have received a number of questions. One of the most frequent is: “How do you separate the proteins from the rest of the carbs in the beans and lentils?” In short, the answer to this is we don’t separate the protein from the carbohydrate in our vegan […]
Vegan Protein Smoothie
This last week, the family and I went picking wild black berries. While Sawyer (my 5 year old) commenced with eating all of his immediately, Mike and I were more prudent with ours, freezing half in anticipation of enjoying in future smoothies. I only made it a couple of days before digging into my frozen […]
New Mike’s Mix T-shirts!
We’ve got new Mike’s Mix t-shirts and they are awesome! Light weight and stylish, our new blended fabric t-shirts come in a variety of colors and sizes for men and women. Be the envy of all your friends and family and order a shirt […]
Local Whey Protein
The Importance of Knowing your Source Consider the following: Recent investigations concluded that DDT and other hazardous pesticides contaminated the majority of green teas sold in the US by major manufacturers (1) Investigations focused on herbal supplements underwent DNA testing and revealed that the majority of products were contaminated or substituted with alternative plant species […]
Functional Hip Exercises for Climbers, Runners, Triathletes and Cyclists
Hip Flexors? Hip flexors are a group of muscles that allow you to flex your hip. They are responsible for significant leg movement, including lifting your thigh. Why stretch your hip flexors? Sudden movements such as sprinting, kicking, and changing direction while running or moving can cause injury by stretching and tearing the hip flexors. […]
Flax Seed Allergy Information
Our flax seed is packaged in the same facility (Mike’s Mix) that packages products containing whey protein. However, we observe strict sanitary measures to limit any potential cross contamination. Mike’s Mix flax seed is free from nor is processed in the same facility that processes or packages any of the following: *Peanut or its […]
Cardio vs Strength Training: Which is better for weight loss?
I love cardiovascular exercise but believe the role of strength training as a means of bettering health has been severely underrepresented in the research and prescription among health care professionals. The following study hypothesized that “obesity-related risk factors would be greater in response to aerobic exercise than resistance exercise”. However, the results from this study demonstrated […]
Small Business Pride
We are undeniably in a new internet and business age. Although I won’t deny there are negative consequences associated with this technology, there are positives too. The internet marketplace now allows small businesses like Mike’s Mix the opportunity to compete head to head with huge corporations in a world marketplace. I don’t think the […]
Fat Loss and Toning: Barbell Squats for Women
Most women join a gym for toning or body fat reduction. Unfortunately, the act of acquiring a membership has never accomplished this goal and although it seems quite obvious it is important to mention that one must schedule time to work out on a consistent basis to see lasting results. This can be challenging as […]
Where is the 6 lb bag of protein?
We no longer offer a six pound bag of whey protein. We changed the company that was agglomerating our protein and the result was a fluffier, lower-density product. The current product mixes even better than before and in general is a more consistent, homogeneous powder. Unfortunately, we are unable to get as much product into the packaging, […]
High Protein Recovery Drink
We are really excited to introduce to you our newest product: Protein First Recovery Drink You asked for it, here it is; a recovery drink designed for strength, power and fitness workouts. If the goal of your training is to reduce body fat and/or increase muscle mass, then Protein First is the recovery drink for […]
Stop dieting if you want to lose weight
Hi Mike, Over the last two months, I’ve been working really hard to lose weight and have lost 20 pounds so far and have at least another 20 to go. I’ve been using Melissa’s Mix Recovery Drink now for the last month after my workouts and I have definitely noticed better recovery. However, I’m concerned […]
Heat Processing, Denaturing and Cooking Whey Protein
I know protein unfolds, or “denatures”, when exposed to high heat. Why do so many people use it in recipes that involve high heat (baking, for example)? Is there a certain temperature to which I shouldn’t expose the protein? ~Michael Good question. Let’s start with just a brief overview of protein chemistry (please don’t leave […]
P90X meets Survivor: A reboot for your workout
Looking for some motivation or inspiration to keep your workouts fresh? Take a look at what Mike’s Mix customer, Eric and his girlfriend Annie put together for themselves. P90X/Survivor Challenge! One of the biggest issues Annie and I faced when we tackled the Insanity program was staying motivated. After 60 days of only 4 […]